Spring is truly in the air – at least in the world of fashion. Pantone just announced the 2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid. To quote the Pantone website about the color of the year selection process:
“The PANTONE Color of the Year is a reflection of what people are looking for, what they feel they need that color can help to answer. Not necessarily the hot fashion color of the moment, but a color crossing all areas of design which is an expression of a mood, an attitude, on the part of the consumers. … “An invitation to innovation, modern and versatile Radiant Orchid encourages creativity and originality. Imbued with a harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and its rosy undertones emanate great joy, love and health.”
While the Color of the Year is not necessarily the most prevalent color of the year in fashion, there’s no doubt that you’ll see lots of shades of orchid throughout 2014. If this isn’t in your color wheel, don’t worry – the good news is you’ll have lots of other colors to choose from. But it’s going to be nice to welcome a color that “emanates great joy, love and health”, wouldn’t you say?